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It has been the source of a major debate for years. Who is the best Raven - Jonathan Ogden or Ray Lewis? It's really no contest. The most physical, technically sound and dominating player is Ogden. The player with the most impact on franchise history...
Tags: History, Jerome Bettis, Tony Siragusa, Ray Nitschke, Joey Porter
Sun StaffLike all politicians, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has them: those authorized tales from youth that - though twisted or embellished over the years - help define the person he is today. There is the humble-beginnings-in-a-rowhouse-in-Arbutus legend. There is the...
ReutersThe Sports Xchange Press Box: Ditka's 89 will be last Bears' number retired Mike Ditka's No. 89 will be the last one the Chicago Bears retire. The Bears, who plan to honor Ditka during their game against the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 9 at Soldier Field,...
Tags: Dallas Cowboys, George Halas, Mike Ditka, NASCAR, Tony Stewart
ReutersThe Sports Xchange Bears to stop retiring numbers after Ditka's 89 Mike Ditka's No. 89 will be the last one the Chicago Bears retire. The Bears, who plan to honor Ditka during their game against the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 9 at Soldier Field, have...
Mike Ditka was a trailblazer at the tight end position for the Chicago Bears and he will also be the last of his kind. George McCaskey, the team’s Chairman of the Board, announced that when the Bears retire Ditka’s No. 89 jersey during a...
The Hartford CourantDoc Rivers has three years left on his contract with the Celtics, but that's not stopping some desperate teams from making a run at the Celtics coach. The Brooklyn Nets asked the Celtics for permission to talk to Rivers, but ESPNBoston.com reports that...
When the Bears retire Mike Ditka's No. 89 jersey Dec. 9 at Soldier Field, a blinding snowstorm might provide the proper background. After all, the last two Bears to have their numbers retired were Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers during a torrential downpour...
Running off at the typewriter … What does it tell you about how far Miami has fallen as a national draw and how little clout the ACC has among its TV partners when Miami's game against Florida on Sept. 7 is kicking off at noon on ESPN? That's...
Those of us in the opinion-making business are guilty of wanting it both ways. We require our superstar athletes to dazzle us not only with their performances, but also fill our notepads with colorful quips. Then when a jock offers total transparency...
ReutersThe Sports Xchange Bears to retire Ditka's No. 89 The Chicago Bears announced Friday that they will retire Mike Ditka's No. 89. Ditka, a Hall of Fame tight end with the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys, also coached the Bears. His number will be...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)MINNEAPOLIS It's probably best that the Vikings' rumored interest in Brian Urlacher went unrequited. Urlacher retired a Bear, and without coming back five years later and signing one of those silly one-day contracts to pretend he had remained in love with...
Like he did to so many NFL running backs in 13 years, Brian Urlacher hit Chicago hard Wednesday morning. To many fans who have bought his jerseys and loved his game, it hurt like a helmet to the gut. Urlacher announced his retirement via Twitter,...
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